Status like UNESCO World Heritage has been granted to Uzbekistan for its well established urban communities like Bukhara, Khiva, and Samarkand, ostensibly the gem in the nation’s extraordinary crown.
Tajikistan being one of the least visited countries in Central Asia has undergone recent developments in tourism infrastructure, rugged and rough Tajikistan is now an amazing country to travel to.
Why Choose The Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Group Tour?
Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand City Tour
Tashkent is considered to be the biggest city in Central Asia and one of the oldest. Sadly, in an earthquake in 1966, most of its memorable buildings were destroyed. Nevertheless, a couple of structures strikingly at the Khast Imom Complex have survived and the complex contains antiquated Quran book of Caliph Uthman (from the seventh century!) and the mausoleum of the Islamic holy saint, Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi
Tour the walled internal city area of Khiva called Ichan-Kala. This old area of town saves in excess of fifty notable monuments and many old houses going back several years. Sparkling Islamic beacon, the Kalta-minor Minaret are also witnessed while you roam through the huge city entryways. Wide perspectives of Old Khiva on the Kunya-Ark Citadel can also be enjoyed.
Bukhara is a very significant trading post and you have several opportunities to see traditional Uzbek products being bought and sold. The Old Town has been well conserved and is crammed full of minarets, mosques, and madrassas.
Its once ill-famed canals and pools, the source of many diseases, have now been drained but the most famous, Lyabi-Hauz, is still there, an oasis sheltered by mulberry trees at the core of the city.
Various wondrous sights of Bukhara can also be seen. Beginning with the madrasah Chor-Minor, translated as “four minarets”, which is said so because of it’s small four minarets which are tapped with blue domes on each side of the rectangular building. The summer palace of the last Emir of Bukhara is also one of the spots which can be visited since it’s a unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture which is not located very far from the city.
Noble Samarkand inspires a mythical past full of romance and intrigue which was the domain of Timur, who was one of history’s greatest conquistador. His vast empire resembled stretching across the Eurasian steppe. His kingdom was ruled with an iron fist and also patronized arts and literature. Much of his architectural heritage has been maintained, allowing us to see how the city might have been at the peak of his dynamism.
Osh city Tour – Fergana in Uzbekistan
The Suleiman Mountain nicknamed as Kichi-Mecca (Little Mecca), which is a major place of Muslim and pre-Muslim pilgrimage should also be added to the visiting list. At the peak of the mountain, there is a stone shelter called as Babur’s House, which was rumoured to be the place of prophet Sulaiman burial, but even before it was a place of pilgrimage for local people.
Enclosed by the Tien Shan mountain range and watered by tributaries of the Syr Darya River, is the Fergana Valley which is considered to be the most fertile part of Central Asia. Beginning with the time of Alexander, the Great to the time of the Great Silk Road, it was a rich oasis.
The Fann Mountains:
Fann Mountains present travellers with an opportunity to see the majestic scenery that makes Tajikistan so strikingly beautiful for those who don’t want to begin with the Pamir Highway trip. These stunning, snow-capped peaks are the perfect place for hikes, treks and exploration are located in the Sughd Province in northern Tajikistan. This is probably the most recommended excursion to take in Tajikistan. The area is also known as “The Land Of Lakes”, thirty of which can be seen rather clearly and each displays its own shade.
A Helicopter Ride Over The Pamirs:
This is one of the most enthralling experiences you could ever have. The chopper traverse through the mountains, not over them, so the windows are open and you can feel the brittle mountain air flood into the cabin at 5,000 meters! and the view is spectacular.
If the chopper isn’t available, the small or charter planes are still an exhilarating experience.
The Pamir Highway:
The Pamir Highway is probably the second highest road on earth and it crosses the Pamir Mountains through Tajikistan Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The majority of the highway is in Tajikistan and it is one of the chief tourist draw cards.
The scenery on this drive is thrilling and it is a road trip like no other. You will pass through some of the most majestic mountain ranges on earth that includes Hindu Kush (Hindu Killers) and the Pamirs itself. Expect to trek to mountain lakes, spot endangered Marco Polo sheep and try to sleep in yurts along the way.
The Fergana Valley and the petroglyphs in Tajikistan:
Most culturally diverse, politically divided and notoriously volatile region, the Fergana Valley actually makes for a great travel destination. If you can make it up to Khujand, the second largest city in Tajikistan and home to the worlds cheapest beer, you can travel from there and enjoy some very off-the-beaten-path places in the far north of the country.
Found mostly in the Pamir region around the Ghunt Valley, petroglyphs are antiquated rock carvings that often depict the hunting of animals, as well as some musical instruments and cultural displays portraying the early history of the region. Many of the petroglyphs date back to the bronze age over 2100 years ago.
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have it all, whether you’re planning to take on one of the world’s most epic road trip (The Pamir Highway), or you just want to sip a latte from a cafe in Dushanbe.Join this trip and be amazed by the fascinating contrasts of architecture, people, landscapes and cultures across these two countries. Call us or visit our website to book your Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Group Tour now!